When exploring majors and careers, considering your interests, personality, strengths, skills, and values is an important part of the process - in order to make informed and satisfying decisions. Career assessments are a great place to start! Below are several options of career assessments to take as part of your decision-making process about majors, internships, career paths, and more. At any time, you can meet with a Career Counselor to discuss assessments that best meet your needs and how to apply what you’ve learned.
The following assessments can be taken through the Career Center. After completing an assessment, an appointment is scheduled with a counselor for interpretation of the results. The cost is $16 per assessment for students and alumni or $50 per assessment for community members.
Strong Interest Inventory
Strong Interest Inventory® - compares your interests to the interests of people happily employed in a wide variety of occupations and identifies both majors and job titles related to your interests.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - identifies your “personality type” which can be related to potential career choices and working environments.
CliftonStrengths for Students
CliftonStrengths for Students™ - identifies your strengths and relates them to your educational and career plans.
The following assessments are free and available online.
CAREERwise Interest Inventory
Personal Style Inventory
Work Values Assessments
CareerOneStop Values Sort Activity
Values Ranking Activity
The following is a list of common career values. Rank order the list using “1” as the most important to determine what is important to you and to better understand how your values can impact your career choices. Feel free to add additional values to the list important to you that are not included here.
___ Job security
___ Problem solving
___ Receiving sufficient training and supervision
___ Working with your hands
___ Salary and benefits
___ High sense of achievement
___ Professional development
___ Working with people
___ Work-life balance
___ Routine activity
___ Getting along with co-workers
___ Being physically active
___ Opportunities for advancement
___ Helping others
___ Flexible schedule